Bed Bug Identification & Prevention
Frequently Asked Questions About Bed Bugs
What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are small, oval-shaped parasites that bite and feed on the blood of humans and animals. These insects measure around 1/4 of an inch long and have a rusty red-colored body. When they are unfed, they can be a lighter brownish color. Bed bugs hide in cracks and crevices during the day, often near places where people sleep or rest for long periods of time.
Are bed bugs dangerous?
Bed bugs are not dangerous, but their bites can cause itching and irritation. However, people who are allergic or have compromised immune systems could develop an infection from the bed bug bite itself or due to scratching at the bite site for prolonged periods. If this happens, you should seek medical attention right away. Bed bugs do not spread disease and their presence does not necessarily imply poor hygiene in your home; however, if left untreated, they can become a major problem with unpleasant consequences.
Why do I have a bed bug problem?
Bed bug infestations can be caused by several different factors, such as travel both domestically and internationally, bringing used furniture into the home, as well as buying secondhand items. Additionally, bed bugs can easily be spread from one area of your home to another if they are not properly contained. What's more, bed bugs often lay dormant for long periods before coming out to feed and therefore can go unnoticed for weeks or even months. This is why it's crucial to seek local pest control for bed bugs as soon as you suspect an infestation.
Where will I find bed bugs?
Bed bugs will generally infest any area of the home where people sleep or rest. This could include beds, couches, mattresses, and other furniture. They may also hide in cracks and crevices near these areas. These bugs are capable of traveling through walls or floors to infest different rooms in your home, so it's important to check all areas thoroughly if you suspect a bed bug infestation.
How do I get rid of bed bugs?
DIY bed bug control methods, such as using DIY sprays and insecticides, often do not work as they are too weak to eradicate the entire infestation. They may provide temporary relief, but it takes professional pest control to kill bed bugs and keep them away.
At Arab Termite and Pest, we use highly effective eco-friendly treatments that target all stages of development from eggs to adults to fully eradicate an infestation. These treatments involve both chemical and non-chemical methods such as steam or heat treatment and vacuum cleaning, allowing for quick and effective elimination of even the most stubborn infestations. Additionally, we can offer advice on how to prevent future bed bug problems or any other pest control issues you may have in your home or workplace. Call today and find out why Arab Termite and Pest is the best pest control for bed bugs near you.
How can I prevent bed bugs in the future?
Bed bugs can be a major inconvenience and source of stress. It's important to identify the pests early on to keep the issue from spreading and becoming more problematic. Here's how to prevent and treat bed bugs in your home:
- Inspect used furniture before bringing it into your home.
- Seal cracks and crevices in walls and furniture to prevent bed bugs from hiding.
- Use protective covers on mattresses and box springs.
- When traveling, inspect hotel rooms for bed bugs before settling in.
- Vacuum carpets and floors regularly to pick up any eggs or insects that may be present.
If you suspect a bed bug infestation, it's best to call in professionals for treatment. At Arab Termite and Pest, we know how to get rid of bed bugs at all stages of bed bug development, as well as advice on preventing future infestations. Don't let bed bugs keep you awake at night; call us for a quick and effective solution.
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